Dario Boente

Dario's musical personality energetically bridges the Jazz-club and the Dance-club, and is a direct outgrowth of his own life. Having been brought up in Argentina and Spain, immersed in the culture of tango and Brazilian music, he pursued his formal studies at the Guildhall School of Music (London), Berklee School of Music (Boston) , the New School Jazz and Contemporary Music Program (New York) and his social life in the dance/electronica scene of New York, Madrid, London and Ibiza . 

In the early 90’s, Boente toured the Euro circuit playing “Big Joe Turner” as his keyboard player and musical director, with pop band Imagination, with spanish flamenco singer "Jose el Frances", making dance tracks, and performing in the major Jazz festivals.

In 1999, Dario moved to New York City. Since then, he has released four Cd’s as a leader, featuring well know Jazz musicians as three time Grammy Award winner Antonio Sanchez on drums, guitarist Ronny Jordan, Saxophonist Miguel Zenon, and flutist Jorge Pardo, among others.Currently, Dario leads his own bands "Huge in Japan" and "Projecto Sur", works in the studio as a pianist/keyboardist with R&B multi Grammy Award winner Joshua Thompson and he has publishing deals with "Wacbiz" and "Popular Combo beat" as a composer.As a side man, Dario has played and/or recorded with guitarrist Ronny Jordan, Grammy winning Louie Vega’s “Elements of Life” band, Pablo Aslan, Ximo Tebar, Mino Cinelu, Craig Handy, Frank Lacy’s “13 Piece Band” Victor Jones’s “Culturversy.” dj's Louie Vega, Mr V and producer Kerri Chandler. He performed piano duets with Dave Kikoski and Richie Beirach, and played keyboards on Big Joe Turner’s European tour.

Dario has performed in more than 20 countries worldwide and his compositions have been included in several albums and compilations. Dario resides in New York City.

Directions

82 West 3rd Street (btw Thompson & Sullivan) Greenwich Village New York NY 10012 tel. 212-477-ZINC (9462) Open 7 days: 6pm-2:30am weeknights 6pm-3am weekends

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